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Minnesota Africans United + World's Fair Bid Committee Educational Fund host African Diplomats in DC

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

May 19, 2023


Minnesota’s Expo 2027 Bid:

Advancing African Prosperity on Both Sides of the South Atlantic

African Diplomat Dinner –Reception Working Agenda

Date: Friday, May 19, 2023

Where: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM EST

I. Master of Ceremonies: Basil Ajuo, President and CEO, Minnesota Africans United

II. Welcome Messages: Importance of African Diaspora in the US and Success Stories

• Prosper Africa, Rebecca Hopkins, Senior Policy and Program Officer

• U S State Department, International Exposition Unit, Kara Snesko, Acting Director

• Abdirahman Kahin, Founder, Afro Deli and Grill, 2023’s National Small Businessperson of the Year

• Dr. Chris Brooks, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Brown Venture Group

III. African Country Diplomat Recognition: Certificate Presentation to African Ambassadors

  • Somali

  • Zimbabwe

  • Malawi

  • Kenya

  • Ghana

  • Eswatini

  • Togo

  • Uganda

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